Evelyn L. ‘Dot’ Smith, 102 of New Sewickley Township went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec 21, 2017. Her passing occurred peacefully at her home.
Born September 26, 1915 in Daugherty Township, Evelyn was the middle child of six born to the late Frank C. and Mary Mamie Majors. It was Evelyn’s brother, Russell, who introduced her to Lowry N. Smith. The couple were united in marriage on October 21, 1936.
They soon opened Smith Brothers Gun Store in Unionville which at one time was the largest gun store in the state of Pennsylvania. The store sold guns, ammunition, fishing tackle, sporting goods, and later expanded into recreational vehicle sales and Johnson outboard motors. They also owned and operated the Smith Brothers AM Nash dealership and Smith Brothers Used Car lot. The couple raised sheep-registered Hampshires and Corriedales to show. Known as Brush Creek Valley Farm, the couple had upwards of 400 sheep which were entered in farm shows from Pennsylvania to Virginia, two of which were judged as national champions. They later raised border collies and burrows. Evelyn was also a licensed notary and voter election supervisor for New Sewickley Township for many years. The couple vacationed every other year at Rice Lake, Ontario where they’d cast their lines for walleye, pan fish, blue gill, bass and muskie. Evelyn also went hunting with Lowry in Wyoming for large game and to their hunting camp in Warren County for deer and small game. Every February, they packed their RV for their annual trip to Florida for the Daytona 500.
Evelyn was a member of the Unionville United Methodist Church for over 70 years and had previously sang in the choir.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lowry who passed away on July 13, 1979. The last of her immediate family, Evelyn was also preceded in death by her sister, Bertha (Eugene) Smith, four brothers; Russell (Eleanor) Majors, Roy ‘Buck’ (Verdella) Majors, David ‘Abe’ (Dorothy) Majors and Edward (Catherine) Majors.
Even though Evelyn had no children of her own, she leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and great nephews who cared for her and considered her as their second mother. She also leaves several cats including her calico, ‘Bingo’.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 2-4 and 5-8 pm in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca. Friends will also be received on Wednesday from 9 am until the time of services at 10 am in the Unionville United Methodist Church, 1299 Rt. #68, Rochester, PA with her pastor, the Reverend Douglas B. Myers. Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
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